Production Companies: Fabrik Entertainment
Executive Producers: Michael Connelly, Eric Overmyer, Henrik Bastin, Mikkel Bondesen
Logline: A police procedural about Harry Bosch, a veteran police homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Details: Based on the character Harry Bosch, who has been featured in over twenty novels by Michael Connelly, starting with the 1992 novel The Black Echo.
SSN Insight: Amazon’s original slate of 14 pilots, five of which went to series, were comedies and kids programming. This is the first drama project they are developing.
Network: Comedy Central
Executive Producers: Greg Hess, Mark Raterman, Andy Miara, Victor Nelli Jr.
Logline: Two cheerfully clueless best pal schlubs, along with their wives, are social disasters, although they never stop trying.
SSN Insight: This will be the second pilot created for Comedy Central by members of the local improv team Cook County Social Club. Last year they created My Mans, but the network ultimately passed on the show.
Man Seeking Woman
Network: FX Network
Production Company: Broadway Video
Executive Producers: Simon Rich, Jonathan Krisel
Logline: Looks at the life and death stakes of dating in New York City.
Details: Based on the book The Last Girlfriend on Earth, by Simon Rich.
SSN Insight: If this project goes to series, Rich, who is 28, would be one of the youngest series creators ever. He is already one of the youngest writers to be on staff on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
Network: Comedy Central
Production Company: Red Hour Television
Executive Producers: Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily Gordon, Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld, Debbie Liebling, Mike Rosenstein
Logline: Series will feature some of the hottest stand-up comedians performing onstage and go behind-the-scenes with them as they hang out in the greenroom.
Details: The series, which is based on the live comedy show of the same name, will be filmed in the back of Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Showtime/Untitled David Cross Comedy Project
Production Company: Liberal Jew-Run Media Productions
Executive Producers: David Cross, Tim Sarkes
Logline: A modestly successful travel writer struggles to keep his families happy and satisfied and keep them from finding out about the existence of the other one.
SSN Insight: This is the fourth project that Cross has created. The others were Mr. Show for HBO, Freak Show for Comedy Central, and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for IFC.
Showtime/ Untitled John Legend Comedy Project
Production Companies: Get Lifted Film Co., Universal Cable Productions
Executive Producers: John Legend, Mike Jackson, Troy Carter, Austin Winsberg, Ty Stiklorius
SSN Insight: Last year Legend performed a musical special, which was in series contention at Showtime, but ultimately wasn’t picked up.